Ever fantasised about ditching a travel companion? Well maybe you should take a page out of this man’s book.
The man, named as Walter, had stopped at a petrol station in the Brazilian area of Passo Fundo on his way back from a holiday with his wife and 14-year-old son.
After filling the car with petrol, Walter went to the bathroom, according to the Daily Telegraph. His wife, Claudia, had reportedly been sleeping in the backseat when they stopped for petrol, and woke up to go into the pitstop shop to buy some snacks. When Walter returned to the car, he didn’t notice her absence and took off again. His son was reportedly playing a game on his phone and also did not notice his mother’s absence from the backseat of the car.
After discovering that she had been left at the petrol station, Claudia rang her husband’s phone repeatedly, but it was out of range and the call couldn’t go through. She then contacted the local police station of Passo Fundo, and stayed there until her husband’s return 2 hours later. Walter did not receive a warm welcome.
A local traffic police officer told newspaper that the wife was not happy. “She was very angry,” he said. “She was moaning at him for taking so long to realise.”